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[picture: Front Cover]

Images from Travels In The Far East by Ellen M.H.Peck (Mrs. James Sidney Peck), 1909. The book records a nine-month journey made by the author. There is a Project Gutenberg edition of this book, here, and it does include the images, although in very small sizes.

See also the Internet Archive version.

Title: Travels In The Far East

Author: Peck, Ellen M. H.

Published by: Thomas Y. Crowelland Co.

City: New York

Date: 1909

Total items: 9

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Fort Dufferin and the moat, Mandalay]

Fort Dufferin and the moat, Mandalay

Mandalay was the capital of Burma until the British captured the country in 1885. After that, the headquarters of the region were based here, in Fort Dufferin. Today Mandalay is one of the largest [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Elephants cayying logs at Rangoon]

Elephants cayying logs at Rangoon

“One morning we rose at 5 a. m. for an early excursion to see elephants haul teak from the river-bank to higher ground, where the logs would dry before transference to the sawmills. We went at this time to avoid the heat, [...]a. m. [more...] [$]

[picture: The stairs leading to a Prambanam temple.]

The stairs leading to a Prambanam temple.

“We drove on, perhaps a mile farther, and came to a wonderful group of temples, dating about the same period, known as Prambanam, where we saw what excited our wonder and admiration. Though the ruins did not contain a sing;e genuine Buddha figure, holdign only many images of Hindu gods, archæologists find ample proof that they were built by [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Agra Palace and part of wall and gateway to the fort.]

Agra Palace and part of wall and gateway to the fort.

While the centre of attraction in Agra is the Taj Mahal, the fort, palace, and Moti Musjid (Pearl Mosque) are of equal interest. here we see the impress of three rulers, Akbar (the grandson of the noted Mogul king, Baber, and son of Humauyn, both of whom lived at [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ruined Temple of Prambanam]

Ruined Temple of Prambanam

Another photograph of the temple; this one was badly printed, with a low dot-screen, unfortunately. [$]


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Images from Travels In The Far East by Ellen M.H.Peck (Mrs. James Sidney Peck), 1909. The book records a nine-month journey made by the author. There is a Project Gutenberg edition of this book, here, and it does include the images, although in very small sizes.

See also the Internet Archive version.


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